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8900 Series Basic Features
Below is a labeled display of your 8900 Series Cisco I.P. phone's interface followed by a corresponding description of each label.
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A quick reference guide of the features you can activate from your phone is available for download by clicking on the 8900 Cisco I.P. Phone Quick Reference Guide link in the 'Documentation' box on the right.
- Voice Message Light Strip - A red LED light on the handset indicates a new voice message.
- Video Camera - Connects to your Cisco Unified I.P. Phone and allows you to make a point-to-point video call with another Cisco Unified I.P .Phone.
- Lens Cover Slider - Integrated lens cover protects the camera lens.
- Phone Screen - Shows information about your phone, including directory number, call information (for example, caller ID, icons for an active call or a call on hold) and available softkeys.
- Softkey Buttons - Each activates a softkey option (displayed on your LCD screen), such as, redialing a call, placing a new call, forwarding a call, activating the Do Not Disturb feature. The softkeys available are specific to the situation.
- Navigation Pad and Select button - The Navigation Pad (up, down, left, right) provides a means to scroll through menus and highlight items displayed on the LCD screen. After scrolling to an item, press the Select button to open a menu, play a ringer sound, or access other features as described on the screen.
- Conference Button - Creates a conference call.
- Hold Button - Places a connected call on hold.
- Transfer Button - Transfers a call.
- Redial Button - Redials a call.
- Speaker Button - Selects the speakerphone as the default audio path and initiates a new call, picks up an incoming call, or ends a call. During a call, the button is lit green.
- Video Mute Button - Mutes the video from the phone screen during a video call. When Video Mute is on, the Video Mute button is lit red.
- Audio Mute Button - Toggles the microphone on or off during a call. When the microphone is muted, the button is lit red.
- Headset Button - Selects the headset as the default audio path and initiates a new call, picks up an incoming call, or ends a call. A headset icon in the phone screen header line indicates that the headset is the default audio path. The audio path does not change until a new default audio path is selected (for example, by picking up the handset). The headset button is lit green when active.
- Volume Control Button - Controls the handset, headset, and speakerphone volume (off-hook) and controls the ringer volume (on-hook).
- Voice Message Button - Auto dials voice message system.
- Contacts Button - Opens/closes to access to the Personal Directory or Corporate Directory (EMU Directory).
- Application Button - Use this button to access applications such as Call History, Preferences, and Phone Information.
- Phone Line Buttons - Each corresponds with a phone line, Speed Dial, and calling feature. Pressing a button for a phone line displays the active calls for that line. If you have multiple lines, you may have an All Calls button that displays a consolidated list of all calls from all lines (oldest at the top). It is recommended that you keep your phone in the All Calls view. A phone line button is lit green when active.
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